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Monday, 2 February 2009

LEAK! - Volkswagen will present the Golf GTI VI in Geneva

When the VW Golf VI GTI was presented at the Paris Motor Show as a concept last year, it was clear the car was not that much of a concept. Now, with the leakage of the official images of the car, expected to appear at this year's Geneva Motor Show, we can say that concept was no concept at all, but an anticipation of the hottest Golf ever.

The real car is so similar to the concept it will even feature 18" alloy wheels. Therefore, we can expect its technical specs to be also the same. Powered by a turbocharged 2-litre petrol engine, the TFSI 2.0, the car counts on 210 bhp to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 s and to reach a top speed of 238 km/h. Even being so powerful, the car is able to reach a fuel consumption of 16 km/l and to emit less carbon than the previous version of GTI: 178 g/km against 189 g/km.

Besides the engine changes, the new car will also have the Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC), with adjustable shock absorbers and three levels: Comfort, Normal and Sport. These adjustment levels also influence the steering of the car. The new Golf GTI will also feature a new electronically controlled limited slip differential, called XDS, which is mated to a new stability control. Seven airbags are also in the package, as well as digital air-conditioning and a special sound system. The car is expected to go to dealers soon after its official presentation in Geneva.

Source: World Car Fans

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